Tuesday, December 02, 2008


This Day in the History of Turning Points in WWII

On this day in 1941, the first Russian blizzard hit the German army attacking Moscow stopping the Germans within sight of the Kremlin; and Japanese Admiral Yamamoto sent his fleet to attack Pearl Harbor. Hitler had started too late into the USSR and had dithered and demurred all during the campaign when Guderian was giving him very sound advice to head straight to Moscow. The Germans, for all their early success, were also hopelessly underprepared for war against the Soviet Union. Had the Japanese attacked everywhere but Pearl Harbor, it is unclear that we would have even entered the war, much less waged thereafter so complete and devastating a campaign against them.


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